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Community Resilience & Resilience Enhancing Communities

Health and human development are intertwined and interdependent on the families, neighborhoods and communities (i.e. ecosystem) in which they grow, develop and live. Multilevel, multidimensional change is constant, expected, and necessary at all levels and in all directions. Enhancing resilience of individuals and populations to adapt and respond to changing contexts requires that families, neighborhoods and communities also adapt and respond in ways that optimize healthy development. A resilience mindset enhances the ability to live with change, and optimally develop with it.